Sunday, December 21, 2008
Inspired by It's a Wonderful Life
For this week's Cinema Saturday Challenge the movie is "It's a Wonderful Life." I wish I could say that I really love this movie and I've seen it dozens of times, but I haven't...not even once. I've recently realized that there are a lot of classic movies that I have never seen....
I am done making my Christmas cards this year and most of my Christmas papers have already been sorted and put away for the year, but I got them back out for this project. I actually didn't use very much scrapbooking paper for this canvas. I decided that it would be really cool to take my old greeting cards and make something with them. So I used my 1" punch to make little 'inchies' for this canvas.
I painted the canvas red. This was inspired by Ali Edwards. I love her work. I used some green mixed with the red to create some contrast in the paint. I left an approximate 1" border around the edges of the canvas.
While the paint was drying, I got out my baggie full of minis. These are scraps, charms and small pieces of ribbon left over from making my Christmas cards and gifts. I also got out the old Christmas cards from family and friends I have been saving from the past 2 years. My in-laws recently gave me a stack of their old cards too! I used my 1" punch and a round punch to find things on the cards that I liked.
My cat was starving for my attention, I couldn't get him off my work area!!
I spread out all of my favorites on the bed and put together the inchies using words from the cards, scraps of ribbon, and brads. I used lots of foam squares to give each inchie some dimension. For variety, when I put them on the canvas, I put some simple ones and some fancy ones. I tried to spread them out. Also, I made the 5th row using slightly larger squares. I love these greeting cards, lots of them have glitter and embossing!!
I am so glad that I had this movie challenge to finally inspire me to make this canvas. I incorporated ideas from lots of other places too. I really like how it turned out. It is a nice holiday decoration that I can hang up in the living room.